Diwali dinners, minigolf,arte market and more things to do
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 22 A taste of Alba at Alta Badia Enjoy a special menu for white truffle season. Priced à la carte. White truffle: Dhs88 per gram. Sat-Thu noon-3pm, Sun-Fri 6pm-midnight. Until October 31. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8771).
Wednesday 22 Free treatments at Pastels Guests get free mini Eminence face treatments and great discounts today at the Jumeirah branch. Enter into a raffle to win Eminence products. Donation boxes are also available to donate to local charity Breast Cancer Arabia. Until October 22. Pastels Salon, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 388 3534).
Wednesday 22 Enjoy a Diwali promotion at Zafran This week, Zafran hosts a special set menu for the festival of lights. Try dishes such as paneer butter masala and sample Indian sweets. Dhs89 per person. Wed and Thu noon-midnight. Until October 23. Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7357). Other location: Mirdif City Centre (04 284 0987).
Wednesday 22 Take part in an art workshop GPP Slidefest, now in its 14th edition, sees seven talented photographers take the stage to share personal photography projects that span a range of genres. Free. 7pm. Dubai Knowledge Village Auditorium, Block 1, Dubai Knowledge Village (04 380 8545).
Wednesday 22 Dubai Laughing Comedy Club The UAE’s best female comedians perform in a special show in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness. The line-up includes Rachel Hamilton, Sarah Murphy, Emma Addison and many more. Free. 8pm-11pm. 1UP, Boutique 7 Hotel & Suites, TECOM (04 434 5555).
Thursday 23 Visit Haunted Heights at Wild Wadi Experience the first haunted house in a waterpark. Haunted Heights is a walk-through journey that tells a story of a revenge-seeking Djinn who’s out to spook visitors. Dhs295 (adults), Dhs235 (guests under 1.1m). 1pm-6pm. Until November 8. Wild Wadi Waterpark, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.jumeirah.com (04 348 4444).
Thursday 23 See Brad Pitt in Fury Pitt co-stars with Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman in this Second World War action drama. In cinemas across Dubai from October 22.
Thursday 23 Diwali dinner at Na3Na3 Tonight, the Arabic restaurant honours the Indian festival of light with a one-off seafood dinner. Dhs225 (food only), Dhs280 (selected beverages). 7pm-11pm. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Thursday 23 Festival fever The Magnetic Fields Festival launch party features a diverse line-up including the UK’s bass don Wen alongside Dubai newcomer Finlay Lefox. Essarai plays the main room and local support comes from Makrodot alongside Dust resident Adriano K, kicking off the night in true groove’n’bass style. Dhs75. 9pm-2.45am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Thursday 23 Head to Sonic Sessions Liquid Soul and Raxon take to the stage at Domeland to play a mix of electronic music. Liquid Soul, aka Nicola Capobianco, has performed at festivals with Tiësto and Armin van Buuren. Dhs150. 9pm-3am. Domeland, Chi@The Lodge, Oud Metha (050 882 3435).
Friday 24 Have a kick about Play the beautiful game and meet fellow enthusiasts at the two-day Supporter’s Football Club Tournament. Dhs2,000 per team. 9am-9pm. Until October 26. Jebel Ali Shooting Club, Jebel Ali, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Friday 24 Play mini Golf in JLT Play 18 holes at the new all-weather, floodlit, HDS miniature golf course with animal themed holes and plenty of obstacles. Dhs35 per person for a 45-minute session. Sat-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri 2pm-10pm. HDS Mini Golf, HDS Business Centre, Cluster M, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.hdsgroup.org (050 924 3456).
Friday 24 Find one-off buys at Arte Market Head down to this indoor market on Friday to browse handmade products from local artisans including funky baby clothes, art and candles. Free. Noon-7pm. Until October 24. Times Square Center, www.arte.ae (no number).
Friday 24 Sushi brunch and disco at OKKU The first edition of a monthly party brunch with a 12-course tasting menu and Miami Vice dress code. Dhs399 per person (soft drinks), Dhs599 per person (beverages package). Minimum four guests per booking. 12.30pm-5pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).
Saturday 25 Get fit with trampoline cardio Give your fitness a boost with this bouncy workout. Using individual mini trampolines, this class will improve your balance and aid weight loss. Book in advance to attend. Dhs80 per session. 10.30am. Ongoing. Optimal Fitness, Dubai Studio City, www.optimalfitness.ae (04 457 2048).
Saturday 25 Marina environment family fun day Find out about the local marine life at this environmental festival. There will be seminars, life-sized models of dolphins, and a treasure hunt for the kids. Free. 2pm-6pm. Dubai Marina Yacht Club, Dubai Marina, www.dubaimarinayachtclub.com (04 362 7900).
Saturday 25 Enjoy live music on the sand Indulge in a fuss-free yet fabulous picnic package and find your space on the sand, terrace or in the garden while listening to soulful live music acts from 8pm. Free entry before 6pm, Dhs150 after. Picnic packages from Dhs733. Noon-3am. Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).
Saturday 25 Chef Atul Kochhar in Dubai The name behind Rang Mahal is in Dubai for a limited time. Prices vary. Daily 6pm-11.30pm. Until October 29. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 414 3000).
Sunday 26 Attend a fashion event Eight-day fashion and beauty event Harper’s Bazaar World of Fashion features runway shows, Diane Von Furstenberg’s travelling Journey of a Dress exhibition and a special appearance by Arab superstar Najwa Karam. Free. Until October 30. Mall of the Emirates, www.malloftheemirates.com.
Sunday 26 Join a Zumbathon Organised to raise money for Breast Cancer Arabia, this event is open to women and children. It involves three hours of non-stop Zumba for adults and one hour for kids. The event is free, but donations are welcomed. Free. 6pm-10pm. Until October 26. Fitness First, The Meadows (800 348 6377).
Monday 27 Check out ‘Diaspora’ Sara Shamma’s first solo show features 12 paintings about people in diaspora. They are about men, women and children obliged to leave their homeland and trying to establish a life elsewhere. Free. Until November 30. Art Sawa, Al Quoz (04 340 8660).
Monday 27 Money, Murder and Mayhem Fear not. This is the name of the new season of cabaret performances launching tonight. From Dhs320 per person (food only). Mon-Wed 8.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. The Act, Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).
Monday 27 Urban Night Out Dance the night away with DJ Brooklyn playing a mix of old-skool, nu-skool, R&B, hip-hop, rare groove and funk. Two for one on drinks all night. Free. 9pm-3am. Atelier M, Pier 7, Dubai Marina (055 147 6034).
Tuesday 28 Get deals at Shine Spa This taster package includes a 60-minute full body relaxation massage and a deep cleanse facial using products from the Rodial range. Dhs399. Until October 31. Shine Spa, Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates(04 377 2380).
Tuesday 28 See Billy Ocean live The British R&B singer is known for his hits ‘Caribbean Queen,’ ‘When the Going Gets Tough’ and ‘Stay the Night.’ Dhs225-Dhs495. MusicHall, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (056 270 8670).